Fr. John W. Rudy
Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph’s in Winsted, CT 1993-98. Removed from ministry by his order in 1998. Arrested in 7/98, accused of improperly touching an 18-year-old male. Arrested again in 9/98, accused of improperly touching a 9-year-old boy two years before, when the boy was age 7. Pleaded no contest to charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct in 11/99; the plea kept him out of jail and off sex offender registry. Sentenced to one year suspended prison term, two years probation. Sent to treatment. On the Hartford archdiocese’s list 1/22/19. Included in 10/21 on the Holy Name Province Franciscans’ list of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.
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